All Photos by Judy Hardin Cheung unless otherwise indicated. (GH) indicates photo by George Hollie
Program Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company: A Poets Sunrise: by Richard Angilly Dancers: Wanda Ingmire, Cindy Levinson, Nancy Merritt, Shukriya DeVine, Loywonner Haddadou, Carolyn Williams Brief report on the 22nd World Congress of Poets in Greece and plans for the 23rd World Congress of Poets in Australia by United Poets Laureate International Vice President, Natica Angilly and UPLI Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Hardin Cheung. Excerpts from Summary of the 22nd World Congress of Poets by Dr. Ronald Shafer, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, read by Natica Angilly Gypsy Crackers: Modern Dance: "The Flood Took Mama's Kitchen" Poem written and read by Ann Williams Bailey Violinist and composer, Sebastian Vera Choreographer/dancer: Lisa Rei, and Antione Miller Prize Winning Poets Aaron Holst, Sheridan, WY, Recipefor Dragonfly Chicken Rachael Ikins, Liverpool, NY, News Grand Prize Winner: Indeterminate Breeze, Stone Fountain, by Carol Frith, Sacramento, CA Read at the podium by Carol Frith and by Natica Angilly for the dance Dancer: Wanda Ingmire Golden Seal Ceremony, Awards for Books presented by Mary Rudge, Natica Angilly, and Arthur Chang Novin Afrouz, Milan, Italy and Iran for her book, Les fleurs de paix Jerri Lange, Oakland, CA, for her book, JERRI, A Black Woman's Life in the Media Chung W. Bae, Editor and Publisher of Mijusihak, a Korean Anthology of poetry Jack Foley, Author of Visions and Affiliations, covering 65 years of SF Bay Area poets and poetry Tamara Grose Classical and Contemporary Dance: Snow Poem written by Susan Coons, North Bend, OR Dancers: CCD Principals - Jordan Hayes, Ron Lam, Sarah Stark. Apprentices - Sarah McDonald, Erin Murphy Trainees - Taylor Broughton, Michelle Shen, Maya Tiu Prize Winning Poets Kathleen McClung, San Francisco, CA, Reprieve Garrett Murphy, Oakland, CA, Nuts in Charge John Rowe, Albany, CA, The View Grand Prize Winner: lfthe Moon Can Float, by Elaine Christensen, Sandy, UT Read at the podium by Elaine Christensen, and by Natica Angilly for the dance Dancers: Natica and Richard Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company Elnora Turner: Favorites by Emily Dickinson Poems by Emily Dickinson, read by Natica Angilly. Dancer: Elnora Turner Prize Winning Poets Mary Loughran, Alameda, CA, The Crop Duster Marianne Tynan, Mountlake Terrace, W A, Lazarus Lorraine Vail, Sanibel, FL, Moon Magic Sestina Jabez Churchill, Ukiah, CA, At Dusk High School Poet Laureates of Alameda, Recognition presented by Mary Rudge, Poet Laureate of Alameda with AEI Pres. Natica Angilly and AEI VP Arthur Chang Tia Gangopadhyay, Poet Laureate ofSt. Joseph Notre Dame High School, Alameda, CA Frankie Raphael, Poet Laureate of Alameda Community Learning Center High School, Alameda, CA Goddess 2 U: Enough to Fly Poem by Robert Maclean Choreography: Tanya Kieselbach Dancers: Tanya Kieselbach, Teri Ensslin, Katie Lenz Musicians: Brent Linden, David Philhour Nancy Merritt: Dream My Dream Poet, Reader, Dancer: Nancy Merritt Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company: Circus Poem written and read by Richard Angilly, Artistic Director: Natica Angilly Dancers: Natica, Arthur Levinson, Wanda Ingmire, Nancy Merritt, Cindy Levinson, Sarahanne Lum, Takako Miyashita, Shukriya DeVine, Carolyn Williams, Loywanner Haddadou, Elnora Turner, Mary Peterson, Ronda Hollie. Farewell and Photo Ops
Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company opened the second half of the Dancing Poetry Festival with Richard Angilly's "A Poets Sunrise"
Natica Angilly read some words from Dr. Ronald Shafer, Ph.D., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, then Judy Cheung told of the upcoming World Congress of Poets to be held in Australia in 2013. Please visit wwwlupli-wcp.org for information and photos of previous congresses
Gypsy Crackers performed "Modern Dance: 'The Flood Took Mama's Kitchen.'"
Aaron Holst, Sheridan, WY, read "Recipe for Dragonfly Chicken."
Rachael Ikins, Liverpool, NY, read "News."
Grand Prize Winner, Carol Frith, Sacramento, CA, read "Indeterminate Breeze, Stone Fountain."
"Indeterminate Breeze, Stone Fountain," by Carol Frith, Danced by Wanda Ingmire and read on stage by Natica Angilly
Tamara Grose Classical and Contemporary Dance performs "Snow" by Susan Coons, North Bend, OR.
Kathleen McClung, San Francisco, CA, read "Reprieve."
Garrtt Murphy, Oakland, CA, read "Nuts in Charge."
John Rowe, Albany, CA, read "The View."
Elaine Christensen, Sandy, UT, returned to the podium to read her Grand Prize Winning Poem, "If the Moon Can Float."
Grand Prize Winner, "If the Moon Can Float," by Elaine Christensen, Sandy, UT."
Elnora Turner danced to poems by Emily Dickinson, read by Natica Angilly
Mary Loughran, Alameda, CA, read "The Crop Duster."